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July 22nd, 2009, 12:01 AM

Please excuse a noob, but how do you upgrade 8.10 to 9.4 (server edition)? I have the ISO file and burned it, now i have a bunch of files on my serve but i dont want to risk deleting them, how can i upgrade without it removing any of my web files?


July 22nd, 2009, 12:18 AM
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Over the years, I have just used "apt-get dist-upgrade" to upgrade my server from one Ubuntu version to another.

July 22nd, 2009, 12:21 AM
So once i input that in the terminal it will upgrade autmatically? Will i have to put the cd in the drive or will it download it instead?

July 22nd, 2009, 12:23 AM
Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Launch the upgrade tool:

sudo do-release-upgrade

Follow the on-screen instructions.

July 22nd, 2009, 12:36 AM
that seems to be working, thanks a lot man!